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Developing: Antonio Brown threatened to hit Mike Mayock in the face over fines, Raiders plan to suspend receiver

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This thing just escalated quickly. The same day Antonio Brown posted a picture of a letter he received from Raiders GM Mike Mayock notifying him of his second fine for missing practice along with the words “When your own team want to hate”, the two of them had words at practice. The Raiders are planning to suspend Brown according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

That altercation required a couple teammates to hold him back according to Vic Tafur of the Athletic.

How long exactly Brown would be suspended is not yet known. We will update this post as more details emerge. For now, this appears to be the worst case scenario many dreaded after a rocky offseason with Brown that included missing all but one day of training camp with mysterious injuries to his feet and a helmet grievance with the NFL that was just resolved this week with Brown finally selecting a new helmet.

Mayock had previously given Brown an ultimatum near the end of camp when the receiver skipped out on practice following the NFL denying his first helmet grievance. This most recent situation is further proof that Mayock is not playing around anymore.

A suspension could prove costly for Brown.

The next question is whether Brown would be at practice today, and he was not.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the altercation was one-sided with Antonio Brown yelling at Mike Mayock in front of teammates. He threatened to hit Mayock in the face and then punted the ball adding “Fine me for that.” Lovely.

Mike Mayock made a statement. It was a quick one, saying only that Brown was not at practice today.

Following practice, it was Jon Gruden’s turn to speak. He had more to say. You can read that here.